U.S. ready to help in reforming the Georgian army

The US is ready to help lead the Georgian army to the Western standards and to reform it. This is stated in the appeal of the head of the Pentagon James Mattis to the Minister of defense of Georgia Levan to Isora, the text of which is cited by the press service of the Georgian defense Ministry, reports the New time.

Mattis noted that the value of the contribution of the Georgian army in global security, including the participation of Georgian servicemen in the war in Afghanistan.

“I deeply appreciate your steadfast commitment to shared democratic values and bow to the sacrifices made by Georgia with us in Afghanistan,” said Mattis.

He stressed that he closely follows the reform process of the Georgian armed forces.

“The Pentagon is ready to assist Georgia in the implementation of the ambitious military reform. It is important that you choose this course”, – stressed the head of the Pentagon.

Earlier it was reported that Tbilisi has demanded explanations of Brussels because of the congratulations of the special representative of the European Union on crisis in South Caucasus and in Georgia Herbert Zalber the newly elected President of the breakaway South Ossetia.